A statement from UFC was released regarding Brock Lesnar’s secondary sample failure:

“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Brock Lesnar that his in-competition sample collection from July 9, 2016, at UFC 200, has tested positive for the same substance as his previously announced out-of-competition collection on June 28, 2016.

“USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. The Nevada State Athletic Commission also retains jurisdiction over this matter as the sample collection was performed at UFC 200 in Las Vegas.

“Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”

While nothing official has been announced in regard to what Lesnar failed for, Los Angeles Times reporter Lance Pugmire tweeted the following:

According to an article published by the LA Times, Lesnar was informed of the possible violation on his return to the octagon at UFC 200. The LA Times piece states that clomiphene is traditionally used as a fertility drug for women. But it actually helps in converting estrogen to testosterone so fighters have used it to help recover from workouts. According to the LA Times, the compound is not found in any known supplements. And ironically is the same substance that Jon Jones reportedly tested positive for taking him out of the main event of UFC 200. Something that Brock Lesnar commented at the time, calling the drug failure unprofessional.

About how this relates to WWE this is on the banned substance list of the wellness policy, So WWE will most likely have to change the only announced match for SummerSlam thus far with Brock versus Randy Orton. That is unless WWE suspend him today July 20 to have Lesnar serve out the 30 days to still make the appearance on August 21.

Sports Illustrated has an article looking at the WWE theme songs Donald Trump should’ve used during his entrance on day one of the Republican National Convention. You can check that out by going here.

Set for tonight’s WWE NXT at 8 PM Eastern on WWE Network:

Bayley versus Nia Jax
American Alpha Versus The Authors of Pain
Samoa Joe versus Rhino

Tonight at 9 PM Eastern, it will be the second episode of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic which will feature the following first-round action:

Damien Slater versus Tajiri
TJ Perkins versus Da Mack
Mustafa Ali versus Lince Dorado
Akira Tozawa versus Kenneth Johnson

On WWE.com the following changes to the broadcast teams were announced:

It’s a New Era for the entire landscape of WWE, which continues to change and evolve with the WWE Brand Extension Draft. That includes the announce teams for WWE programming. The teams for Raw, SmackDown, “WWE Superstars” and WWE Main Event are all experiencing a major shakeup, including one major voice changing shows and several rising commentators being inserted into the lineup.

The new announce teams for WWE’s New Era will feature Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton Monday nights on Raw, while Mauro Ranallo, JBL and David Otunga handle the commentary for SmackDown Live every Tuesday night.

Also receiving a makeover will be the announce teams for WWE Superstars and WWE Main Event. Both shows will be led by Tom Phillips, and he will be joined each and every week by Graves on WWE Superstars and Otunga on WWE Main Event.

As expected it looks like given their taping schedules Superstars will now become a Raw secondary show while Main Event will be the Smackdown secondary show

Videos from Smackdown:

WWE 2016 Draft Recap Videos

Reactions from the Performance Center regarding the drafting of Finn Balor, Nia Jax and Alexa Bliss. They also have an interview with Bliss talking about her being called up to Smackdown Live.

Videos From Draft Center Live

For a full list of the WWE Draft Results, click here

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